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My nerves had hardly grown quiet after this affair when they got another shake-up--one which utterly unmanned me for a moment: a rumor swept suddenly through the camp that one of the barkeepers had fallen over a precipice!
I never expected that your nerves would be disordered: they are, at present, marvellously so, however; and almost entirely through your own fault.
Standing, as it were, apart with her on the edge of his grave, not all the staring curiosity that looked on, could, for the moment, nerve him to remain quite still.
Lord Henry's casual questioning had made him lose his nerves for the moment, and he wanted his nerve still.
The telephone was, in fact, a new social nerve, so new and so novel that very nearly twenty years went by before it had fully grown into place, and before the social body developed the instinct of using it.
He had spoken of his odd want of nerve, and left me to the obvious application.
The nerve-force in the brain may flow just as naturally down one nerve as down another.
Still I quivered in every nerve to think how slight a sinking of the machinery would precipitate that keen, glistening axe upon my bosom.
So paralyzed were we by the apparition that we allowed him to pass before we had recovered our nerve.
Fancy a surgeon, with his nippers lifting tendons, muscles and such things into view, out of the complex machinery of a corpse, and observing, "Now this little nerve quivers--the vibration is imparted to this muscle--from here it is passed to this fibrous substance; here its ingredients are separated by the chemical action of the blood--one part goes to the heart and thrills it with what is popularly termed emotion, another part follows this nerve to the brain and communicates intelligence of a startling character--the third part glides along this passage and touches the spring connected with the fluid receptacles that lie in the rear of the eye.
Von Horn admired her nerve though he rather wished that she would ask some questions--it was difficult making progress in this way.
Looks as though he had lots of nerve, and that sort of thing.